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Sharing Stories, Learning Cultures

Culture Collage is an innovative and educational volunteer opportunity that will connect international students from Vancouver Island University with local children and allow them to share their story. As a Culture Collage volunteer, they’ll receive 6 weeks of training that includes leadership development, presentation skills, and intercultural awareness. After completing the training, they’ll visit elementary schools around Nanaimo to introduce their own culture to children in grade 3 classes (three 1.5-hour class visits over a 4-week period). 


Are you an International Student wanting to share your story?
Apply by September 6, 2019



Illustrated collage of various items from different cultures


Volunteer Schedule 

 International Student volunteers are expected to be available for the following dates: 

Training Dates Elementary School Class Visits Wrap-Up Evaluation
September 13 Week of November 4–8 December 13, 1pm–2pm
September 27 Week of November 18–22  
October 4 Week of November 25–29  
October 11 Week of December 2–6  
October 18    
October 25    



watercolour mountain illustration


The international student volunteer sign-up deadline is September 6, 2019

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